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A more surprising, upsetting, or entertaining event or situation than all others that have gone before:‘the capper was him accusing her of ripping off his car’
- ‘He mixed us up a couple of his signature Bellinis from fresh peach juice and Prosecco - these cool and refreshing drinks were the perfect cappers for a warm and leisurely afternoon.’
- ‘But the capper to the zaniness is a one-on-one fight between Flipper and the ringleader, which finds the dolphin zipping around while the guy lunges at him with a knife.’
- ‘Cobbler with Blue Bell ice cream sounds like a fitting capper.’
- ‘These are all respectable, and they lead on to a capper, which Spielberg produced and supposedly ghost-directed, the superb Poltergeist.’
- ‘This is, perhaps, the strongest episode of the collection and a perfect capper to the season.’
- ‘The choice of track sequence and final mix was left to others - hardly a definitive capper on Smith's impressive catalog.’
- ‘This was the capper on a long list of misfortunes.’
- ‘When you play a show for a gang of strangers who end up digging your noise, the ultimate capper is cold beer with your bandmates followed by a big bold round of shots.’
- ‘I simply savored it and moved on - the perfect capper to the two nights of classic New York moments.’
- ‘But the capper was that both my Mom and my Grandad had told me to my face not to throw rocks on the roof.’
- ‘It's kind of the surreal capper of my whole surreal week.’
- ‘This meeting will be the capper of a critical stretch for both teams and will be the second game between the two in six days.’
- ‘Nonetheless, it was a swell capper to the evening and a nice capper to my (hang on… one… two…) three days in New York.’
- ‘The capper came in 1998, when Weill merged Travelers into Citicorp, the nation's largest bank holding company, and became co-CEO of the combined entity with John Reed.’
- ‘That little tidbit isn't revealed until the last line of the movie, and makes for the perfect capper.’
- ‘The capper is that, like life, golf is a game ‘that can't be won, only played.’’
- ‘There must be something in us that wants finality, the dramatically satisfying capper to a star's life.’
- ‘We always planned this season finale to be a great capper to the season and the show in general.’
- ‘And here's the capper: Before this season, he was 4-13 in April and March.’
- ‘The capper was a Week 17 loss to Carolina, which doomed their playoff chances and led to a very long offseason.’
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